Education

1.8 million candidates, 343 prisoners participate in 2016 UTME

Over 1,850,000 candidates were registered for the 2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, nationwide.

Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board, JAMB, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, who disclosed this in Abuja while monitoring the on-going exams, said the figures represent [...]

Mon, 07 March 2016


FG reconstitutes governing councils of 12 universities

As uproar persists over the sack of 12 vice chancellors, the Federal Government has gone ahead to reconstitute the governing councils of the 12 new federal universities established by former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The inauguration, which followed alleged ‘unceremonious’ sack o [...]

Mon, 07 March 2016


FG adopts new academic standards for varsities

As part of efforts to ensure qualitative university education in the country, the Federal Government has adopted new Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards, BMAS, for Nigerian universities.

The adoption follows a successful review of the 1989 minimum academic standards in 2015 to guide the proces [...]

Mon, 07 March 2016


the commission’s inspection of UBEC Federal Government Projects in Kaduna State, recently.

L-R: The Headmistress, LEA primary school, Vaguwar, Kano Central, Hajiya Fausat Lawal, Director, Project Monitoring, Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Madfaki Monday, Permanent Secretary, Kaduna State SUBEB, Mr. Ibrahim Sambo and Executive Secretary, Universal Basic Education C [...]

Sun, 28 February 2016


UBEC frowns at substandard school projects

The Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, has expressed displeasure over some low standard school projects in the North Central and North West geo-political zones under the 2015 budget.

According to a statement released by UBEC, the Executive Secretary of the commission, Dr. Dikko Suleima [...]

Sun, 28 February 2016


Nigerian languages still under threat - FG

Again, the federal government has raised an alarm over the un-abetting decline on the use of mother tongue amongst Nigerians, stating that Nigerian indigenous languages were still under the threat of extinction.

Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah, stated this in Abuja at the [...]

Sun, 28 February 2016


Korea partners Nigeria on schools’ construction in FCT

The Korean government through its Korean International Cooperation Agency, KOICA, is partnering the FCT Administration and the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, to build model primary and secondary schools in Abuja.

The schools, which are estimated to cost $15 million US dollars, are [...]

Sun, 28 February 2016


ASUU: 8% education budget flouts agreement with FG

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has said the N369.6 billion appropriation to education for 2016 represents only 8 per cent of the national budget, contrary to its agreement with the federal government to progressively increase the allocation to 26 per cent as recommended by UNESCO.

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Sun, 28 February 2016


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